Laura Michalchyshyn is Chief Creative Officer & Co-President, Content Production for Blue Ant Studios. Based in New York City, Michalchyshynoversees content creation and development across multiple businesses within Blue Ant Media. She co-manages Blue Ant Studios, which operates production companies in Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, and the United States, with a focus on expanding its dynamic slate of programming globally.
A passionate creative, she currently serves as executive producer on projects including Canada’s Drag Race (Crave/Bell)and the upcomingscriptedthriller series Daylight (in development at FOX). Independent from her work at Blue Ant Studios, earlier this year she also produced the acclaimed feature documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by Dawn Porter.
Previously, Michalchyshyn co-founded Sundance Productions with Robert Redford, where she served as president and executive produced projects including CNN’s Death Row Stories and HBO’sEmmy Award-winning Momentum Generation. She has held senior executive roles in the U.S. and Canada for Sundance Channel, Alliance Atlantis Media, and Discovery, where during her tenure she commissioned hundreds of hours of content.
Michalchyshyn has produced content for entertainment and media platforms worldwide, partnering with talent, studios, and production companies including World of Wonder, Radical Media, Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Media, Dawn Porter’s Trilogy Films, Isabella Rossellini, Stephen David Entertainment, Brick City TV and All Rise Productions. Her accolades include three News and Documentary Emmys, a Sports Emmy, and awards from GLAAD, the International Documentary Association (IDA), and Peabody.